The Suez Canal regains its normal navigation rhythm

Several container ships appear next to Table Bay in Cape Town on Tuesday. Photo: EFE

The head of the Suez Canal Authority, Usaba Rabie, confirmed today, Saturday, that the sea lane has regained the rhythm of navigation after the ship “Ever Geffen” ran aground five days after the container ship was floated again. .

Major General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, announced, on Saturday, that all ships that were waiting for the canal’s navigation route from the delinquency of Evergreen had already passed, according to a statement by the Egyptian authority, managing the route.

In the memo, Rabie indicated that the total number of ships waiting at the Great Lake, as well as at the northern entrances to the Mediterranean and southern Red Sea since the accident, “reached 422, with a total cargo of 26 million.”

Confirmed that The memorandum indicated that the restoration of navigation took place in “record time,” which he considered “a new achievement that increases the authority’s ability to manage emergency situations and face crises.”

“The passage of 85 ships was recorded this Saturday, with a total net tonnage of 4.2 million tons, and the number of ships crossing from the north direction 35 ships and from the south direction 50 ships pass through the new navigation route of the canal, and its total net tonnage reached 1.5 million tons.”

on the other side, Logistics company Leth Agencies, which operates in several straits and canals around the world, has confirmed that 442 ships have passed since the canal was reopened on March 29.

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On Monday, Rabie said that the natural resumption of the canal would begin within 4 days at the most after the large vessel resurged, but Maersk, the main shipping company operating in Suez, had calculated that congestion might take “six days or more” to lighten / reduce.

According to the admiral, Egypt will seek damages amounting to one billion dollars, and he stated that in “Ever Geffen” there was a shipment of 3.5 billion dollars.

He added that incentives ranging from 5 to 15% would be given in the form of a discount for stranded ships.

So far, investigations are continuing to find out the causes of the collapse of “Evergiven”, which caused the suspension of shipping to one of the most important corridors in the world, through which more than 10% of world trade passes.

(With information from EFE)

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